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2014 Info, Searching, & Topics Index *UPDATED-05/17/14*

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Forum Rules


Please read the forum rules before posting: http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=boardrules



Don't be afraid to utilize the forum's messenger function to send other members messages (aka PM's) with your specific questions about their truck. They’re on a GM truck forum, so it’s likely they're GM truck enthusiasts, and will enjoy talking about their vehicle!

New Topics

If you have a question or comment, PLEASE browse the forum and run a SEARCH before posting! Doing so will help avoid re-posting of questions & comments that have been answered & addressed in previous topics. Multiple topics about the same subject makes the forum less effective for other members.

  • On a standard browser, the advanced search can be found by clicking the little gear symbol beside the search box and green magnifying glass
  • On most mobile browsers, when you run the search, you can specify which forums/sub-forums you’d like to search.

The Search function does have difficulty locating topics/words that are 3 letters or less. If you attempt to search for words like "oil" or "E85" it may return very few or even zero results. Please attempt to always use additional words (greater than 3 letters) in your search to avoid any issues.


Google is a viable alternative to using the forum's search engine and does not have difficulty with words of 3 letters or less. In Google, enter your search terms, followed by a single space, and then type site:www.gm-trucks.com (example: "E85 Gas site:www.gm-trucks.com").



Also, Please read this announcement on "Topic Titles & Descriptions" before posting: http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/forum-169/announcement-59-topic-titles-and-descriptions/



2014+ Sub-Forums


The 2014+ Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 forum consists of the main forum and three additional sub-forums:

  • 2014+ Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins
  • Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust
  • 2014+ Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications

*Before posting a new topic, asking these three questions will help you select the appropriate forum/sub-forum:


1) Is the subject any type of issue, problem, complaint, question, etc, about GM-made trucks/components (including any designs/defects/failures/flaws/etc) -or- the resolution of of these issues by DIY means, warranty work, TSB's, recalls, etc, -or- you're just having difficulty finding/operating a stock function/component..?

If yes, post in the 2014+ Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins sub-forum.

If no, go to question B.


2) Is the subject dealing with 2014+ engines (including AFM, gas mileage/MPG, factory programming, aftermarket tuning), transmissions, drive-trains, exhausts -or- any accessories/modifications to the topics just listed (including air filters, intakes, tunes, headers, gears, mufflers, pipes, etc)..?

If yes, post in the Gen V Small Block Engine, Drivetrain, & Exhaust sub-forum.

If no, go to question C.


3) Is the subject about any accessories for or modifications to the stock truck (including adding/modifying any GM-brand or aftermarket accessories, as well as any perceived upgrade to the truck) not already covered in the Engine/Drivetrain/Exhaust sub-forum..?

If yes, post in the 2014+ Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications sub-forum.

If no, post in the main 2014+ forum.




Most Common / Popular Topics List


Below are the most common and/or popular topics in the 2014+ forum. Please read each topic you're interested in for reviews, recommendations, installation, problems encountered, solutions, alternatives, etc... and then post any questions/comments you have in that topic instead of creating a new one.


Purchasing / Ordering / Selling Process
Engines & Drivetrain
Towing / Hauling
Tow Mirrors: Factory Options vs Add-on's http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/153826-tow-mirrors/
Wheels & Tires
see dedicated "Wheels, Tires, & TPMS" forum http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/forum/147-wheels-tires-tpms/
Audio & Electronics
Fog Lights: HID Bulbs (HID Fog Bulbs are covered in the HID Headlight Topic)
Interior Accessories & Mods
Exterior Accessories & Mods
Issues, Problems, Complaints, Warranty Items, etc...
see dedicated "2014+ Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins" sub-forum http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/forum/186-2014-silverado-sierra-issues-troubleshooting-recallsservice-bulletins/
Additional GM Truck Info (Not Located on the Forum)
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner's Manual http://www.chevrolet.com/owners/chevy-manuals.html
GM Truck Dimmensional Data & Diagrams http://www.gmupfitter.com/
GM Truck Service Manuals http://www.helminc.com/
GM to Dealer Updates & Notices http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/


Common Forum Abbreviations & Meanings


GMT-K2XX – GM’s name for the 2014 & up series of trucks (aka K2 for short)
GMT-900 – GM’s name for the 2007-2013 series of trucks
GMT-800 – GM’s name for the 20-2007 series of trucks
ABS – Antilock Brake System
AFM – Active Fuel Management (switches motor between 8 & 4 cylinder modes)
BCM – Body Control Module
DIC – Driver Information Center (screen between tach & speedo)
DRL – Daytime Running Lamps
ECM – Electronic Control Module
FCA – Forward Collision Alert system
LDW – Lane Departure Warning system
RAP – Retained Accessory Power (power source that turns on/off with truck key)
TCS – Traction Control System / StabiliTrak
TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitor System
TPS – Throttle Position Sensor
HIR – Halogen Infrared Reflective bulb or headlight (2014+ truck's bulbs)
HID – High Intensity Discharge bulb or headlight (aka "Xenon lights")
Bi-Xenon – Projector headlight that uses a single bulb and shutter, which opens/closes to switch between high/low beam (aka "Bi-Halogen") (2014+ Sierra's have them / Silverado's do not)
Lumen – unit of luminous flux (basically, the amount of light emitted by a source which is visible to the human eye)




I can’t stress enough how important it is to Search before posting, so PLEASE do so!

I understand the Search function isn't perfect, so please also take the time to browse the titles of the forum/sub-forum’s most recently posted topics, and chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for.



Edited by MotoMedic
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Not going to lie, I thought the search function was crap (but I still used it) but this was helpful. Not to mention all the thread links to common items/issues/questions. Will use this going forward, thanks (even though you aren't here anymore).



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